Monthly Archives: February 2011

Congregational Prayer: February 27, 2011…

Our gracious Heavenly Father, we come now with hearts bowed before Your throne of grace and mercy. We come to You in thanksgiving, for we have infinitely much to be thankful for. We give thanks, O God, for the mercy … Continue reading

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The source of our calamities…

Calvin on Isaiah 5:13… Hence we draw a useful doctrine; namely, that the of all our calamities is, that we do not allow ourselves to be taught by the word of God, and this is what the Prophet chiefly intended … Continue reading

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No pressure…

Calvin on Isaiah 5:1… He to whom one will entrust his dearly-beloved wife must be reckoned very faithful. Now to pastors and minsters the Lord commits his church as his beloved wife. How great will be our wickedness if we … Continue reading

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Divine wrath in history…

Barry G. Webb on Isaiah 5:26-30… …it was the message of Isaiah and the other eighth-century prophets that it was the Lord, not these nations, who called the tune. Not is this a quaint view of history which can or … Continue reading

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Divine wrath in creation…

J. Alec Motyer on Isaiah 5:25… The Old Testament view of such an event (an earthquake) as expressive of divine wrath does not testify to the quaintness of ancient thought but is an abiding instruction in how to understand natural … Continue reading

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Behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts…

In the New King James the heading of Isaiah 3 is Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem.  The chapter includes two pictures of how the things that Judah and Jerusalem depend upon and take pride in will be removed from them. … Continue reading

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Lest the Prophet charge us with the grossest stupidity…

John Calvin on Isaiah 3:12… On the contrary, whenever it shall happen that we are governed by men who are of no estimation, and who are more insignificant than children, let us acknowledge the wrath of the Lord, if we do … Continue reading

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